On the Road Again…

I used to run regularly–like to the point of training and “running” a half-marathon with my husband and a dear friend about two years ago.  I ran/walked pretty consistently until sometime last year.  Though I could never really say that I loved running, I enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment that I could go the distance, the wind rushing through my hair, and the nice lines of muscle forming on my legs.

The other day, I hit the pavement again for the first time in quite a long time.


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I was thinking as I ran that running is really so much like life.  Here are a few insights:

  • you just have to keep going
  • slowing down to catch your breath sometimes is okay
  • other times you just need to push through the rough spots
  • after the uphill, a downhill is coming
  • it’s all good
  • you really CAN do it
  • sometimes the air is thin and you think you don’t have anything left…but YOU DO!!!!!!
  • people/music/self-talk that is positive and upbeat make all the difference
  • we need oxygen to function
  • keep your shoulders back and stand a little taller
  • BREATHE!!!!!

What are some lessons you have learned through running or exercising?  Do you find life lessons in all you do?

Hugs till next time! 🙂